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Andrew Abbott / March 20, 2017
Halifax County High School varsity baseball doubled up Bassett, 6-3, in the Comets’ season opener Friday in South Boston.

Halifax coach Kenneth Day said the Comets had good pitching and timely hitting.

Day added the Comets “still need to improve on two-stroke hitting and defense. Everyone on the roster has to be ready to contribute at any time.

“It was a very good game. Bassett is a quality team as is everyone on our schedule. We need to improve every day in practice to be ready to compete at the next level,” said Day.

Andrew Abbott overcame a few rough spots early and worked five innings for the win. He went five complete.

Drew Harlow finished with two innings of work.

Halifax got key hitting from Holt Powell and Abbott, but the Comets need work on the defense after a sloppy performance.

Bassett scored twice in the third, bolstered by a homer and a double against Abbott. Bassett added an unearned run in the seventh against Harlow.

The Bengals finished with six hits. Abbott allowed five hits, while striking out 10. Halifax had two errors.

The Comets scored twice in the third, and then added a single run in the fourth. Halifax added two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth.

Halifax collected 10 hits. Clay Lloyd doubled and scored twice. Abbott doubled and singled and scored a run, while walking twice.

Halifax will host Amherst tonight.

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